Netflix Nabs Darren Star Romantic Comedy Series 'Uncoupled'

Netflix Nabs Darren Star Romantic Comedy Series 'Uncoupled'

New one from “Emily in Paris” creator centers on a “single gay man in his mid-40s in New York City”

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Netflix has landed Darren Star’s (“Emily in Paris”) latest, romantic-comedy series “Uncoupled,” a partnership with Jeffrey Richman (“Modern Family”).

“Uncoupled” follows Michael, who thought his life was perfect until his husband blindsided him by walking out the door after 17 years. Overnight, Michael has to confront two nightmares — losing what he thought was his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his mid-forties in New York City. 

From MTV Entertainment Studios, “Uncoupled” has an eight-episode order.

Tony Hernandez and Lilly Burns of Jax Media will executive produce “Uncoupled.”

“We are excited to be partnering with Darren on another exciting new series,” Tracey Pakosta, vice president of Netflix’s original comedy series, said on Thursday. “Both Darren and Jeffrey have continuously permeated the zeitgeist by creating characters and stories that resonate with audiences around the world.”

“We couldn’t hope for a more perfect home for ‘Uncoupled’ than Netflix,” Star and Richman added in a joint statement. “A romantic comedy with a gay leading man; it is a passion project for us that feels both personal and universal.”

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